Microsoft’s Innovative Education Forum
Microsoft celebrated the success of more than 200 educational professionals from over 25 regional countries to promote modern teaching methods and innovative use of technology in education. Microsoft Innovative education forum focuses on implementing innovative approaches to improve the learning outcome of education systems across the globe.
The Middle East and Africa Regional Innovative Education Forum held in Aqaba, Jordan was the culmination of a series of country-level events that took place throughout the year. Teachers competed to receive one of twelve innovative teaching awards in four key categories, and they had already been chosen as winners in their local events. The winning group representing Pakistan consisted of Tahmeena Raees, Huma Islam and Kiran Imran from Roots School System.
Earlier at the local country-level competition from which the winners participated in the regional level round for Middle East and Africa, Kamal Ahmed, Country General Manager, Microsoft said, “Microsoft strives to create educational experiences that remove boundaries and bring students, teachers, educational policy makers and employers closer. I congratulate the winners from Pakistan. They have proved that technology is an important enabler in education and have supported students to gain the necessary skills to thrive in the 21st century.”
As part of the Innovative Education Forum (IEF), Microsoft holds two competitions every year: Innovative Schools Program and Innovative Teachers Forum. Local offices of Microsoft all over the world organize such forums in their respective countries and then the winners compete at regional level. The winners from regional level then go to participate in World Wide Innovative Education Forum where winning teachers from regional forums and innovative schools selected from all over the world show case their projects